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Wednesday , March 29 2023

83 Kgs of ‘Kratom seized’

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 23: The Ministry of Interior arrested a person with 83 kilos of Kratom, he has been refereed along with banned substance to the competent authorities to take legal action

Meanwhile the customs officers thwarted an attempt to bring 140 kilos of the narcotic substance (kratom) into Kuwait recently through the Air Customs Administration, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a customs statement, the suspicious shipments were monitored and subjected to strict inspection, and 140 kilos of kratom were found.

The contraband arrived from an unidentified Asian country. Kratom is forbidden in Kuwait because people who use kratom report both stimulant-like effects (increased energy, alertness and rapid heart rate) and effects that are similar to opioids and sedatives (relaxation, pain relief and confusion) The Director General of Customs, Suleiman Al-Fahad, praised the joint cooperation between the Ministry of Interior represented by the Anti-Narcotics Department and the General Administration of Customs represented by the Customs Research and Investigation Sector, which resulted in the arrest of the accused and their referral to the competent authorities.